What's that? Ah -- Playoffs? Don't talk about -- playoffs?! You kidding me?! Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game! Another game! -Jim Mora, 2001
Everybody loves Mora's Playoffs tirade, yes?! Every year as playoffs near I randomly yell "Playoffs! Don't talk about playoffs!" 10 years later and I still think it's hilarious.
Well, the playoffs are here. Wildcard weekend is over and to everyone's surprise the Broncos beat the Steelers. Kelly, darlin', I'm so sorry. (She's a Steelers fan. She's hurting right now). Please know that most of the world is saying WTF right along with you.
Let's make some predictions for this weekends games, shall we?
NO @ SF, Saturday 4:30 ET
I'm pretty pumped to watch this game. And not just because I'll be looking for Hutch in the stands, but because it should be a really great game. It's no secret the Saints are good, but I don't know if anyone was expecting the 49ers to be here at the beginning of the season.
My Pick: NO by a field goal
DEN @ NE, Saturday 8:00 ET
What? Maybe Tebow does really have some sort of divine relationship with the big guy. I really don't know how else to explain this. Last week during the Denver Pitt game the husband of one of my favorite ladies tweeted this:
My Pick: Pats by 14 (at least)
HOU @ BAL, Sunday 1:00 ET
I'm going to be honest here, I don't remember watching one Texans game all year. I'm sure I did, I just don't remember it. Due to QB injuries throughout the year I ended up with TJ Yates as my 2nd QB in one of my fantasy leagues. Rough, I know. But I also had Rodgers so I ended up taking home the Championship trophy, but I digress. The Ravens are rested and ready after their bye week.
My Pick: Ravens by one TD
What to say about this? You know I'm not picking the Giants. No way, no how. Yes, our defense leaves a lot to be desired. But, they can also make some spectacular plays. I have no doubt we get at least one pick 6. Silly Manning, you can't beat us. Rodgers and our offense will be ready. This is gonna be fun.
My Pick: GB by 10
So what do you think? Are my predictions accurate?